Monday, February 28, 2005

The Old Bridge Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. today on account of the snowstorm.

The Library is constantly getting new additions to our music CD collection. The new CD's are located on a special cart to the rear of the CD racks. If you have any questions about the music collection or suggestions, please e-mail Tim.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Looking for the new Science Fiction Books? As we move things around a little bit, the new SF and Fantasy are temporarily being displayed on the low shelves near the Electronic Resources office. Our classic SF and Fantasy collection in in that area too, so make sure to browse.

Friday, February 25, 2005

In an effort to pull the fiction readers over to the Mystery/Fiction/Science Fiction areas, we have installed shelving against the wall opposite the Mystery Collection. This new shelving (there is more on order) will be used to display the New Fiction, Mystery and Science Fiction collections. Currently, the New Fiction has been moved there. If you need help finding anything, please stop by the Reference Desk.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The meeting of the Genealogy Club originally scheduled for February 23 has been postponed until March 23 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please e-mail Jennifer Sherman.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

OBPL hosts shadow puppets from the Chinese Theatre Works. The performance took place on Saturday, February 19th before a large and appreciative audience.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Chinese Theatre Works Present: Tiger Tales, a program for All Ages. Saturday Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. No registration is required. Tiger Tales is the latest production by the only professional Chinese shadow theater company in the United States. Drawing on China's two thousand year history of shadow puppetry, it features the same artful blend of Eastern and Western, ancient and contemporary techniques that are the hallmark of all CTW productions. Funding for this program has been provided by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Friends of the Old Bridge Library. We offer much thanks to them for their generosity and support of our programs. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Original Book Discussion Group

Come to our meeting February 17th at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. For more information please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Baseball season is almost here! Make sure to check out the baseball card exhibit in the Children's Display Case located near the Circulation Desk. If you have a child who would like to display their collection, contact Phyllis Church in the Children's Department.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Cheesecake Bake-Off

Who says Libraries don't know how to have fun? Before opening to the public on Friday, the staff took part in a special breakfast feast - The Old Bridge Public Library's First Annual Great Cheesecake Bakeoff! Here staff members Dena Price and Pat Cafaro pose with some of the entries... and the winner is... children's and reference librarian Juley Rodwogin! Congratulations.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

During the month of February, The Old Bridge Central Library will be hosting the work of local artists Marie Monohan and Carol Seip in its Art Gallery. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held on February 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Carol and Marie both love to garden and partake in nature’s creativity. With many years experience in growing flowers, attending garden tours and garden shows, their desire to capture some of this beauty on paper has led them to present this show of some of their favorite flowers. For more information, call the Reference Desk, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Archaeology at Monmouth Battlefield

On Saturday, February 12th at 1:30 p.m the Old Bridge Central Library will welcome Dan Sivilich from the archaeology group BRAVO to give a presentation on the Battle of Monmouth and the group's research. On June 28, 1778 the two great armies of the American Revolution met on the plains of Monmouth Courthouse and clashed in the largest battle of the war. The 3rd Brigade of British Foot (42nd Regiment) was one of Sir Henry Clinton's most seasoned and battle-ready units in his command. This distinguished unit of Highlanders was repulsed by an American unit of hand-picked men from several New England Regiments which turned the tide of battle. What caused the Highlanders to leave the field of battle? For more information call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or e-mail Tim.

We just received word from Dan to tell us that the History Channel will be replaying their Battlefield Detectives program that features the BRAVO group and their Monmouth research at 11:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11th.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Fun with Phyllis! Children's Librarian Phyllis Church hosts a story time. For more information about Children's programming, call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5028.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Michael Patrick and the Suburban Hillbillies brought their country music groove to the Library on Saturday, February 5th. Thanks to all those who attended, the overflow crowd of 100+ was one of the largers the Library has ever seen.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

OBPL staff member Marcy Kagan has created another fascinating display for Black History Month.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The Library has a new display for Black History Month. Reference Librarian Lynn Sacs has also created an excellent series of bibliographies to mark the occasion.